Gender, Religiosity, Spirituality, and Attitudes toward Homosexuality
Abbreviated Journal Title
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE; PRO-FAMILY ISSUES; UNITED-STATES; POLITICAL-ACTION; GAY MEN; AFFILIATION; ATTENDANCE; STUDENTS; AMERICA; COLLEGE; Sociology
This article investigates the relationship between religiosity, spirituality, gender, and attitudes toward homosexuality. The article augments the existing literature by examining the effects of religious affiliation, religiosity, and spirituality on attitudes toward homosexuality separately for men and women using the 2008 and 2010 General Social Surveys. Results indicate significant gender differences in attitudes toward homosexuality for two variables. Southern residence decreases tolerance among men, but not women. Also, men who self-identify as spiritual, but not religious, are more likely to report that homosexuality is not morally wrong than their more religious counterparts; however, a similar finding was not evident among the women who self-identified as spiritual.
"Gender, Religiosity, Spirituality, and Attitudes toward Homosexuality" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3665.